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Watch Poroshenko tells CNN: Russia brings over 700 tanks to occupied Donbas

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told CNN about Russia’s military presence in occupied areas in eastern Ukraine and disclosed how many pieces of military hardware it has brought there. “[I’ll] give you the figures: currently, in the occupied territory in the east of my country, we have more than 700 Russian tanks, more than 1,250 artillery systems, more than 1,000 ...

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Syria announces new offensive, diplomats fail to renew truce

Syria announced a new offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Thursday while diplomats failed to find a way in New York to revive a U.S. and Russian-brokered ceasefire that collapsed this week. Warplanes mounted the heaviest air strikes in months against rebel-held districts of Syria’s commercial hub and largest city, dealing a fresh blow to efforts to end Syrian ...

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Sweden Says No to NATO

Sweden’s government affirmed its military neutrality even as a government-commissioned report broadly sided with those in favor of joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization amid rising tensions with Russia. “Our non-alignment policy serves us well,” Foreign Minister Margot Wallstroem said in Stockholm Friday after receiving the report. Joining NATO “would expose Sweden to risks, both political and otherwise, and we ...

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Inside The Global Jihad August 26 – 2016

Main events of the week This week, the fighting in Syria was concentrated in and around the city of Aleppo and in the area west of the Euphrates River, near the Syrian-Turkish border. In this context: In Aleppo, the rebel organizations (led by the Fateh al-Sham Front) managed to fend off attacks by the Syrian Army and maintain the logistical ...

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Norway to build fence on border with Russia

Norway is putting up a steel fence at a remote Arctic border post with Russia after an influx of migrants last year, sparking an outcry from refugees’ rights groups and fears that cross­border ties with the former Cold War adversary will be harmed. The government says a new gate and a fence, about 660 feet long and 11 feet high ...

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U.S. and Europe Say Assad May Have Kept Some Chemical Weapons

The world’s chemical weapons watchdog has repeatedly found traces of deadly nerve agents in laboratories that Syria insisted were never part of its chemical weapons program, raising new questions about whether Damascus has abided by its commitments to destroy all of its armaments, according to a highly confidential new report. The discoveries of precursors for chemical warfare agents like soman ...

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China strongly warns Japan not to send SDF to South China Sea

China strongly warned a high-level Japanese official around late June that Tokyo should not send its Self-Defense Forces to join U.S. operations that test the freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea, diplomatic sources said Saturday. Japan will “cross a red line” if SDF vessels take part in U.S. freedom of navigation operations, Chinese Ambassador to Japan Cheng ...

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Top US commander warns Russia, Syria

Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend (pictured) based in Baghdad, vowed to defend US special operations forces in northern Syria if they come under another attack A top US commander has warned Russia that the United States ‘will defend itself if threatened’ after warplanes attacked near American forces operating in Syria. Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, based in Baghdad, vowed to defend US special operations ...

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Russia has killed more civilians than ISIS

RUSSIA has killed more civilians in Syria than ISIS despite only being active for a third of the time the jihadi’s, according to a report. Putin’s forces supporting the Assad regime have reportedly killed at least 2,704 civilians since they entered the war in September. AP:ASSOCIATED PRESS Russian airstrikes have reportedly caused more deaths than ISIS in Syria But ISIS have ...

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Putin’s Savage War Against Russia ‘New Muslims’

Today there are more than 2,000 fighters from Russia on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq fighting on behalf of the Islamic State. [i] A large number of these fighters are Muslims originating from the Northern Caucasus, a fact that feeds a narrative back in Russia that has been growing since the 1990s. Many Russians now link the Muslim populations ...

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